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OhioHealth Nelsonville Medical and Emergency Services Transition of Services

To our EMS Partners:

OhioHealth Nelsonville Medical and Emergency Services will be closing its Emergency Department on January 6, 2016 at 10:00 am. After that time, the facility will transition to an Urgent Care and will no longer treat emergency level patients.

Nelsonville will continue to provide a wide array of outpatient services including physician clinics and laboratory and imaging services. Hours below:

OhioHealth Urgent Care – Nelsonville:
Monday through Friday: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday:  10:00 am – 6:00 pm

OhioHealth Laboratory Services:
Monday through Friday: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 7:00 am – 12:00 pm (Noon)

OhioHealth Imaging Services:
Monday through Friday: 8:00 – 10:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 – 6:00 pm

Thank you in advance for helping patients in our community access emergency care at O’Bleness Hospital or other nearby emergency facilities as appropriate.

Lianne Dickerson
Director of Emergency Services


OhioHealth EMS and MedCare Ambulance partner for EMT scholarship and career opportunities

Start Your Career as an Emergency Medical Technician

MedCare Ambulance and OhioHealth Emergency Medical Services are working together to help launch EMS careers

  • 20 Scholarships are available
  • Scholarships will cover full cost of OhioHealth EMT Class #29 excluding textbooks
  • Classes begin January 20, 2016 and end June 11, 2016. Classes are every Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5 pm to 10 pm with occasional Saturdays and clinical hours .
  • Upon graduation, EMTs will have immediate full-time employment at MedCare with benefits including: health, vision, dental insurance and immediate PTO accrual
  • 403b retirement package
  • National Registry Refresher and other continuing education provided on-site
  • Scholarships will be awarded on a first come, first serve for those who apply, pass screening process, and agree to terms of scholarship.

MedCare Scholarship Flyer
MedCare Scholarship Application

NHTSA Releases Ambulance Crash Data

According to data collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) from 1992-2011, there was an estimated annual average of 4500 vehicle crashes that involved ambulances. Of these, 34% resulted in injuries and 33 people were killed. Almost 60% of the crashes occurred while the ambulances were in emergency use.

NHTSA OEMS Ambulance Crash Infographic 2015-09

Click here for a PDF version of the infographic.
Click here for the ground ambulance crash report.
Click here for NHTSA safety inititatives and data.